The weekly Plus Edition newsletter was sent by e-mail last night, as usual. Today I have received about a dozen e-mail messages asking why I sent it as a ZIP file. Actually, I didn't.
The interesting thing is that every one of the dozen or so people who asked have AOL e-mail addresses. I have not yet received any such question from anyone with a non-AOL address. I also know that the copies I received at my three e-mail addresses all looked normal, there wasn't a ZIP file in the bunch. (I don't have an AOL account so I could not test that theory myself.)
I am guessing that AOL converted those messages to ZIP files. Some years ago, AOL always converted long messages to attached ZIP files but I haven't heard of that in a long time. I assumed they fixed that several years ago.
I will say that this week's Plus Edition newsletter was longer than normal. Maybe that was a factor.
Did any non-AOL members receive yesterday's Plus Edition newsletter as a ZIP file? If so, please post a message below to help solve the mystery for me and for others.